In this episode ON INNER RESILIENCE, we hear four voices share their personal views on how they maintain inner equilibrium. Firstly, we learn about nature-centred mindfulness practice from Ajay Rastogi, at the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature in the Himalayan village of Majkhali in Uttarakhand, India.
Then you will hear Egyptian conservationist Noor A Noor, who describes his own personal path into mindfulness – through his experiences of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
Then Judith Schleicher explains how daily meditation has helped her with her conservation work, ever since she attended a 10-day Vipassana retreat in Peru 7 years ago.
Lastly, we meet Christoph Eberhard, legal anthropologist and practitioner of the Chinese and Indian traditional arts Ta Ji Chuan, Qi Gong and Yoga. Christoph believes that dialogue is at the heart of meaningful transformation- dialogue with oneself, with others, with nature, and the beyond.
Ajay Rastogi, is the co-founder of the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature. He runs experiential 'Resilience Leadership' homestay courses in the Himalayan village of Majkhali in Uttarakhand, India.
Noor A Noor was born in Egypt into a family of activists. His his love of the arts and activism lead him to a job with Nature Conservation Egypt. Noor is also part of an upcycled instruments music group raising awareness about waste.
Judith Schleicher is a PhD fellow at Cambridge University and also an active member of Extinction Rebellion, a growing movement campaigning for increased climate change awareness and action. Judith is also a regular meditator and helped Ajay to hold an open nature mindfulness session and seminar at David Attenborough House. Judith's work looks at the links between environment and human wellbeing.
Christoph Eberhard is a bilingual Austrian living in France; a specialist in the anthropology of law and author of the book Human Rights and Intercultural dialogue. Eberhard is also a Tai Chi and Qi Gong Teacher. His motto is “Life is not a void to be filled. It is a world of abundance, or “plenitude,” waiting to be discovered.”
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Nordic By Nature is inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Each episode is spacious, mindful soundscape, created for you to listen with your headphones.